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View Poll Results: Is Boston not by far and away the Education Capital of America?
Yes it is! 26 68.42%
No its not! 12 31.58%
Other Option 0 0%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-03-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Both lists contain schools producing quality graduates. Anybody who goes to any of the schools listed will get a great education. The point is that there are differing criteria that will generate different rankings. I would expect anybody considering a choice of universities to establish their own criteria that may or may not match that of one of these rankings.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Pittsburgh is the clear winner on a per capita basis.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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I like how the highest-ranking university with a state's name in it is in Pennsylvania.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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Those practically are the main ones, not to say other places don't have good schools because they do, Houston, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Miami, Denver, Austin all boost some really top schools. But they don't have enough of the good schools to match the ones above on a larger scale.

Yeah I never really leave my poll closed, I leave it open so it can be seen who votes for what and how.

There are other rankings, specifically if you want to get into departments and where each school specializes in, but yeah that's a different matter.
I'd replace Denver with Minneapolis - St. Paul.

Atlanta is the educational capital of the U.S.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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To be frank I'm not really a state type of person. I normally go off cities and their respective metropolitan areas directly. Sometimes one can wonder when you live in such a vast and expansive state or in the Northeast about how much the rest of the state really even matters.

I would say the in terms of education the line up for the metropolitan areas would be as such:

01. Boston
02. Bay Area
03. Chicago
04. New York City
05. Los Angeles
06. Philadelphia
07. Washington DC-Baltimore
08. Atlanta
09. Research Triangle

Those practically are the main ones, not to say other places don't have good schools because they do, Houston, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Miami, Denver, Austin all boost some really top schools. But they don't have enough of the good schools to match the ones above on a larger scale.

Yeah I never really leave my poll closed, I leave it open so it can be seen who votes for what and how.

There are other rankings, specifically if you want to get into departments and where each school specializes in, but yeah that's a different matter.
I think you're underrating Philadelphia a tad, considering they have an Ivy League school with the University of Pennsylvania, plus other good schools, including, but not limited to, Temple and Villanova.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I think you're underrating Philadelphia a tad, considering they have an Ivy League school with the University of Pennsylvania, plus other good schools, including, but not limited to, Temple and Villanova.
Nah I wasn't ranking them besides the first two, I was just trying to point out the 9 metropolitan areas that stand out above the others.
I can see my post went the wrong way though, I've never thought in detail about what can rank from 3-6 before. It's a close fight for that spot.
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Atlanta is the educational capital of the U.S.
Indeed it is.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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i don't get the 'atlanta is the educational capital of the U.S.' thing? is this an inside joke or something?
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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i don't get the 'atlanta is the educational capital of the U.S.' thing? is this an inside joke or something?
When I agreed with BlackOut, I thought about this thread from the past: Top 5 Educational Capitals of the Nation

I'm sure like me, he was just kidding as well. I give Boston the Education Capital of the country, easily. Followed by Bay Area.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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lmao I sure hope so. but yeah, it's pretty much indisputable that Boston wins this one.


If anyone truly believes Atlanta is the educational capital of the nation, please speak up now so I can add you to my ignore list. thanks in advance!
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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I'd say the state of Connecticut is the education capital.
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